Student Jane jobs as an assistant for the animal researcher Phillip in a lonesome old house. They live alone except for the chimpanzees and butler Link: a 45 years old very intelligent orangutan. Phillip wants to put Link to death. However before he can do this he's vanished tracelessly one morning. Link starts behaving more and more aggressive and prohibits Jane from using the phone or reaching the next village. When she punishes him by locking him out, he becomes violent.
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
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19 September 1986 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $660,874,
5 October 1986
Gross USA: $1,720,450
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $1,720,450
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Aspect Ratio: 1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?
Locke, the orangutan who plays Link, and Jed, the chimp who plays Imp, go in wheel chairs before they start filming to save their energy. See more
When Link was getting Voodoo out of the cage there was a lock on the cage, but Link toke it off when it needed a key. See more
There is another edition of the movie. On the French DVD and VHS, the film is longer and gives to the movie a much more psychological effect. If the first scene in the US cut is missing (the Imp's escape) all the parts with Terence Stamp are much longer and makes the movie much more coherent. Unfortunately, the only language provided on the French DVD is French. See more
Performed by The Kinks
Music by Ray Davies
Published by Davray Music Ltd.
Courtesy of Carlin Music See more